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Hillary Clinton: $25 billion could pay for This or Trumps Wall

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$25 billion could pay for:

1,500 new schools.
Clean energy to power 5 million homes.


Trump's wall:

The state of our infrastructure is an emergency — and an opportunity.

Last year, I released an ambitious infrastructure plan that would leverage public and private investment to repair our crumbling bridges and roads, build world-class airports, and connect all American households to the internet.

But that’s just a down payment. We have to do even more. As a share of the economy, federal infrastructure investment is roughly half of what it was 35 years ago. That underinvestment is hurting our economy — and our future.

In my first 100 days as president, I will send a plan to Congress making the biggest, most forward-looking investment in American infrastructure since the construction of the Interstate Highway System.


'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli endorses Donald Trump

Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, said on Thursday that he will support Donald Trump. (Martin Shkreli via Spreecast)

BY Christopher Brennan
Updated: Friday, May 27, 2016, 8:32 AM

The self-aggrandizing “Pharma Bro” known for hiking up the price of an AIDS drug has thrown his political support behind a man with another giant ego: Donald Trump.

Martin Shkreli, the 33-year-old former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, said on Twitter Thursday that he would vote for the presumptive Republican nominee in his likely general election matchup.

“I haven't been called by the Trump camp. I support him vs. Hillary,” he said, adding that the brash billionaire should pick an experienced vice presidential candidate.

Shkreli, who is currently awaiting trial for securities fraud, said later that “all you people who don't like trump are jealous, stupid and poor! don't make me laugh!”

Continued at NY Daily News

Excuse Us, Bernie Sanders, But Nobody Appointed You Savior of the Democratic Party

By Melissa McEwan
May 27, 2016

In a Q&A with TIME, Bernie Sanders positions himself as arbiter of the Democratic Party’s future, goes hard negative on the Clintons, calls a progressive activist (and a BNR founder) “scum of the Earth,” and reiterates one of the most delusional talking points of 2015—that he’s the “strongest candidate to beat Donald Trump.” We are longtime activists, advocates, and Democrats, and we reject the hubris that would have one man disparage the work of millions who don’t happen to agree with him.

Dear Bernie,

Reading your recent TIME interview, we felt the need to respond.

First, it says so much that you’re willing to use the term “scum of the earth” about someone who has helped build progressive infrastructure, but not about Donald Trump and his sleazy operatives, who you’re obsequiously hoping will breathe new life into your campaign.

Second, when you speak about the Democratic Party as its self-appointed savior, do you realize how that offends millions of rank and file Democrats who support the nominee-to-be Hillary Clinton? Not to mention the thousands of elected Democrats who have worked their hearts out to promote Democratic and progressive causes?

Do you really imagine that, at the local level, Democrats—elected and activists—are only debating whether or not they are beholden to Wall Street billionaires? We’re working ourselves to early graves fighting for clean water, good schools, early childcare programs, abortion access, jobs programs, equality measures, library funding, needle exchanges, infrastructure improvements, dog parks, lunch programs, fair housing, and countless other issues that are more immediate and personal than the sweeping broadsides you make against “the establishment.”

Continued at Blue Nation Review

2016 General Election TREND CHART: Trump vs. Clinton CLINTON +4

Poll Chart
2016 General Election: Trump vs. Clinton
Currently tracking 164 polls from 29 pollsters
Updated about 10 hours ago
Election on November 8, 2016

This chart combines the latest opinion polls into trendlines using a poll-tracking model and is updated whenever a new poll is released.

Clinton questions whether Trump is as wealthy as he claims | Wash Post

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at IBEW Local 11 in Commerce, Calif., on Tuesday May 24, 2016. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

By Abby Phillip May 26 at 7:08 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Hillary Clinton upped the pressure on Donald Trump to release his tax returns on Thursday, suggesting that he is trying to hide unflattering revelations about his finances.

“Either he’s paying no taxes or he’s paying very little,” Clinton said. “The only way to find out which it is is for him to release.”

“Ether he’s as wealthy as he claims or maybe he’s not, the only way to find out is for him to release.”

Trump, now the likely Republican nominee, has refused to release his tax returns, which is not a requirement but a longtime practice for candidates running for president.


WARNING: The Email Scandal will be HIGHLY Exaggerated, Its All They Have Left

Its OBVIOUS that the Email scandal is not good news for Clinton. It is ALSO obvious that a good number of Bernie supporters at DU have been distorting the seriousness of it because its all they have left to help their cause. Be on the lookout for RW spin.

Just heard that Paul Manafort told Howard Fineman this

Rachel Reported it:

The vice presidential pick will also be part of the process of proving he’s ready for the White House, Manafort said.

“He needs an experienced person to do the part of the job he doesn’t want to do. He seems himself more as the chairman of the board, than even the CEO, let alone the COO.”

“There is a long list of who that person could be,” Manafort added, “and every one of them has major problems.”

The campaign probably won’t choose a woman or a member of a minority group, he said. “In fact, that would be viewed as pandering, I think.”


Tell me that my country isn't this stupid. I mean I really think he IS goin down, but these f***ers scare me.

Some of these political analysts are just off their rocker

watching With All Do Respect on MSNBC. They had a pollster guy on talking about polls they did in the rust belt. Results were surprisinly good for Hillary. Then he goes on a fantasy tour story about how Trumpster has a lot of upside. These people were wrong about Trump in the Primary and now they are going to be wrong about him in the GE. Mark my words.

Josh Marshall: This was never more than some poor judgment overlayed by a big bureaucratic ...

pissing match all slathered over by a thick layer of partisan game playing and media derp.

The Emails

ByJosh Marshall PublishedMay 25, 2016, 3:47 PM EDT 5205 views

A brief note on the State Department IG Report on the Clinton email issue. The ledes of a lot of stories present this as a rough hit for Clinton, bad news blah blah blah. Let's focus on the essential point: Continued at TPM

I’ve Worked for Both Clintons and I Know Exactly Why Donald Trump Is Assaulting Their Marriage

By Peter Daou
May 25, 2016

Having worked for both Clintons, I see Donald Trump’s gutter-level assault on their marriage through a different prism than the pundits. Donald isn’t attacking Hillary Clinton’s marriage out of some shrewd political plan. He’s not focusing his attention on Bill Clinton’s past because of some genius campaign strategy. It’s much simpler than that: Donald fears women. More specifically, he fears Hillary.

There’s a reason Donald’s attention is focused more on Bill Clinton — and even Bernie Sanders — than on Hillary. It’s because he desperately wants to run against a man. He’s the proverbial schoolyard bully who joyfully sucker-punches other boys but is secretly petrified of the girls. He needs a man in the race, named Bill or Bernie (or both), to shield him from a head-to-head contest with Hillary.

For a deeply insecure male like Donald, whose degrading attitude toward women will be his downfall, being defeated by a woman is the ultimate humiliation. Women are objects to him, not worthy rivals. Recall his words:

“Beauty and elegance, whether in a woman, a building, or a work of art, is not just superficial or something pretty to see.”

Or the crasser version:

“You know, it doesn’t really matter what write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of (expletive).”

For Donald, a woman is something you own, not someone you respect. Women know men like Donald, which is why he polls so abysmally with them.

At BNR we launched the #WomenTrumpDonald hashtag for a reason: it is the perfect encapsulation of the 2016 election. And the tag has caught on quickly for that reason.

This is also personal for me.

Over the past decade, I’ve worked for both Hillary and Bill Clinton. I know how different they are, and each so exceptional in their own way.

Continued at Blue Nation Review

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